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The celebrated Welsh bass-baritone is as much at home singing Wagner as Rodgers and Hammerstein. From his baby, to his Twitter profile and his songs, here's everything you need to know about Bryn Terfel.
Born in 1965 into a Welsh farming family, Bryn Terfel showed promise in music from a very early age. He was taught to sing traditional Welsh songs by a family friend and went on to win numerous competitions. He's pictured here in 1991 meeting the Princess of Wales.
Bryn is 1.93m tall – or 6'3" in feet and inches.
On 5 May 2017, Bryn Terfel had a daughter with his fiancee, former Prince of Wales harpist Hannah Stone. The baby girl was Sir Bryn's fourth child, having had three sons in his first marriage to Lesley Jones.
Bryn's Twitter handle is @Bryn_Terfel. His Twitter description is 'Bass-baritone, father, golfer, fine-wine collector and MUFC supporter'.
Terfel moved to London in 1984 to study at the Guildhall School of Music. He came second in the Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition in 1988. Countless awards have followed including British Artist of the Year at the Classical BRIT Awards in 2000. He's pictured here with Charlotte Church at the ceremony.
Terfel made his operatic debut in 1990 as Guglielmo in Mozart's 'Cosi Fan Tutte' at the Welsh National Opera. Major roles soon followed with performances in Santa Fe, Salzburg, Vienna, New York and Chicago. In 1992 he made his Royal Opera House debut as Masetto in 'Don Giovanni.'
A proud patron of the Welsh language and Welsh culture, Terfel is seen here singing the Welsh national anthem prior to kick-off at the FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifying Round match between Wales and Liechtenstein at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
In 2006, Terfel became the second recipient of the Queen's Medal for Music. The previous recipient was conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. HM the Queen presented the medal during a special concert to celebrate her 80th birthday in 2006.
A brilliant Wagnerian singer, Terfel withdrew in September 2007 from Covent Garden's Ring Cycle when his six-year-old son required several operations on his finger. He sang the role of Wotan in Covent Garden's revival of the Ring in September to November 2012. Here he is in 'The Flying Dutchman' at the Royal Opera House in 2009.
Bryn Terfel and Andrea Bocelli performed together on stage at the Royal Albert Hal during the Classical BRIT Awards in 2003. In September 2011 they were together again at the great lawn of Central Park, New York, performing for more than 70,000 people.
Bryn Terfel has recorded albums of songs from the great musicals of Lerner and Loewe and Rodgers and Hammerstein. In 2007, appeared as Sweeney Todd in the Stephen Sondheim musical with Philip Quast at the Royal Festival Hall in London – and seven years later, he reprised the role in the Live from Lincoln Center concert production, with Emma Thompson as Mrs Lovett.
On 19 October 2018, Sir Bryn released his first album in five years – Dreams and Songs – a selection of well-known and traditional pieces. He steps away from the dramatic opera roles that he is revered for in exchange for musical numbers and duets with an impressive guest list, including Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Joseph Calleja, Emma Thompson and Rob Brydon.